Category Archives: 1960

Tolas Freres At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – August 26, 1960

The Tolas brothers, Chris and John, Giant Greek youngsters from Montreal, Canada, wrestle Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, unbeaten Latin combo, at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Continue reading

Twin Tag Tests Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – October 11, 1960

A pair of Australian tag team matches, and a non-televised clash between Bruno Sammartino and The Rebel headline tonight’s pro wrestling program at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Tonite

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 29, 1960

The Haverstraw Little League will benefit by a professional, Madison Square Garden wrestling show tonight at 8:40 p. m. under the lights at the league stadium off Gurnee Avenue, Haverstraw. Continue reading

Rocca, Perez In Grudge Match

Long Island Star-Journal – March 19, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez, undefeated Latin American wrestling idols oppose Jerry and Eddie Graham, Hollywood badmen in a grudge match at Madison Square Garden tonight.  They will battle the best two-out-of-three-falls to a finish. Continue reading

Starr, Rocca Win At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – July 18, 1960

Ricki Starr combined forces with Antonino Rocca to score two straight falls over Dr. Jerry Graham and Pampero Firpo in the main event of Saturday night’s professional wrestling show at Madison Square Garden.

A crowd of 15,850 paid $45,092 to watch the antics.

Perez Mat Victor Over Colby At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 28, 1960

Miguel Perez defeated Bud Colby, registering two falls in their two-out-of-three match at the Sunnyside Garden last night.  Pampero Firpo beat Tony Marino in another match. Continue reading

Italian Matmen Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino and Ilio DiPaolo, two of the best matmen to ever come from Italy, will wrestle at Sunnyside Garden tonight in two of the six action-packed bouts on promoter Manny Heicklen’s allstar program. Continue reading

Bearcat Wright Grapples Firpo At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – May 10, 1960

Bearcat Wright, giant Negro mat favorite, meets Pampero Firpo, bewhiskered South American Wildman, in the non-TV highlight of tonight’s professional wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Calhoun, Rogers In Mat Clash

Long Island Star-Journal – July 14, 1960

The biggest wrestler in the game will tangle with the rough U. S. heavyweight champion on a colorful and action-promising show at the Island Garden in West Hempstead tomorrow night. Continue reading

Bavarian Boys On Garden Mat

Long Island Star-Journal – September 28, 1960

The original Mr. America, Hollywood Adonis, teams with Don Stevens against The Bavarian Boys in one of the feature matches to precede the Rocca-Perez vs. Rebel-Firpo combat at Madison Square Garden Saturday Night.